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Unplanned Achievement - Lost ~72.8 lbs (33 kg) But Was It The Correct Way Of Doing It? Not Exactly But Lessons Learned!

Before reading further, I want to make the following disclaimer: My casual experience of losing weight documented below is strictly not for everyone and should not be treated as an advice until ...
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High intensity performance training

Some footballers/Soccer players die of cardiac arrest. Was it because of the High intensity performance on the field or increased heart rate. Some footballers run at a speed of 34.7KM/H . Even after ...
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Why are female steroid-using bodybuilders less muscular than male ones?

Given that steroids and growth hormone etc. are taken by both male and female bodybuilders, why are the male bodybuilders always more muscular? Presumably women's doses aren't lower than men's. Also, ...
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How to keep swimming stroke consistent while swimming?

I've been swimming lengths for about a year and usually swim 2000 metres during workouts. I structure my swims into different intervals and they are long distances, fast pace and sprints. What I find ...
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Limits of human cooling in hot humid environment

When a person is hot, their skin cools them down by dissipating heat generated internally. When the external environment is hotter than body-temperature (98.6F, 37C), this is still possible using ...
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legs are pumped, hard, hurt even a month after exercise

Quads are sore feel large tight pumped even a month after exercise. Knees hurt under caps after lunges, squats, any basic leg exercise.I have stretched and used the foam roller.
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Is there any equipment/method that might help growing height?(20 yo male)

Sorry, this might be a dumb question, but I'm a 20 year-old male, only 170cm, I know I only have 1-2 years left for growing, and I've been trying everything to help me to grow height. Recently I just ...
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Gain Mass: High weight and low reps OR low weight and high reps

I want this settled once and for all. Over the past few years, I have heard (and read) almost a perfect 50/50 split on what the best technique is for gaining muscle mass (bulking). Some sources say ...
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Cold and fever after doing extensive cardio sport?

Every Sunday I do soccer in the morning for two hours where I run non stop and sweat extensively. After the sport I take a shower and take the bus home, but by the time I get home my dry and clean ...
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How to change workout time effectively?

Due to my new job, which is 9 hours of sitting and staring at the computer from 10 AM to 7PM I am going to miss my usual 5 PM gym workout. I want to get started with StrongLift 5*5 again but do it in ...
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Is it “odd” that I've never tried on Nike Running shoes in a running shop?

This may not be a good fit for the Q&A format of Physical Fitnes, but I'll try anyway. I've been running for a decade or so, and despite trying lots of different running shoes in specialist ...
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Will sitting in a squat position with weight help me with mobility?

I have trouble supporting myself in a squat position without additional weight - I fall backwards unless I open my knees a lot. Will sitting in squat position with weight (e.g. a kettlebell held like ...
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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've found various online "calculators" for looking up how many calories are burned when doing an exercise like using an Elliptical machine. Is there a way to calculate how many calories I burned ...
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Training not having any apparent effect

I'm 45, 5'10 (178cm) and 77kg, live in the French alps and I'm into skiing and mountain biking, and I'm trying to raise my overall fitness, though not for any competitive purpose. I don't have a huge ...
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Locking of the jaw during workout related stress

The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is involved in energy expenditure as it drives the body to respond to stress. So when one is lifting weight or doing a pullup or pushup and is about to finish the ...
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Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?

I've heard this a million times: If you want to get massive, you have to do compound exercises, not isolation exercises. A specific example is the Hodge twins suggesting to do chin-ups rather ...
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How many reps are ideal for increasing muscle mass?

Research In Ultimate Bodybuilding: The Master Blaster's Principles of Training and Nutrition Joe Weider says the following: I learned that the best repetition range for building muscle mass is ...
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How long should I wait after dinner before I start exercising?

It's hot outside and I want to exercise after dinner, when it is a little cooler. Typically, I jog for a couple of miles or play one hour of tennis or basketball. I'm wondering how long I should wait ...
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How can one do buterfly on a sport bench?

This weird-ass rounded things in the "nosecone" (the part that's near your head) with soft grips - I can't find youtube video or any other instructions what to do with them. Can someone help me ...
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Is gluten free diet a fad or does it have legitimate health reasons? [closed]

So I know some people are allergic to gluten, so in that scenario, a gluten free diet makes sense. However, I know a lot of people who goes on the gluten free diet and I know most of them are not ...
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42 views

Pulsometer for Android 4.1.2

I've seen pulsometers that work only with smartphones with Android 4.3. Which pulsometers will work with smartphone with an older Android 4.1.2, via Bluetooth? (Preferably on Samsung S3 mini).
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1answer
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why its paining in the shoulder blade after shoulder press, how to get rid of it?

I have been resuming exercising in GYM, after a long time (approx 3 years). I started with mix light weight exercise including, Biceps, Triceps, Chest, Shoulder+Back. Now after two weeks (10 days, ...
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Muscles shake irregularly during workout?

I've been working out for a while now and I realized that my muscles shake whenever I lift weight. It doesn't seem like it's because of the weight. I could halve the weight on a bench press bar and ...
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What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?

My apartment complex gym got a new hip machine that supports four types of hip exercises - flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction. I'm primarily a runner (I run 3.5+ miles three days a week, low ...
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Walking/jogging/sprinting causes pain in the abdomen?

I usually walk 3 miles a day (other than at gym), whereas at the gym I stay on treadmill for 20 minutes juggling between walk, jog and sprint. When I run quite for some time, I get a shooting pain at ...
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What is a jump rope good for?

I have a jump rope, and my pulse sure goes up while jumping. But what am I exercising exactly?
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How serious are the dangers to rapid weight loss?

I started getting serious about weight loss recently and have reduced my calorie intake somewhat significantly. I've been doing this for about 6 weeks now and the results have been very satisfying. ...
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Can i join gym after recovering from a shoulder dislocation?

I had a Left shoulder dislocation about 4 weeks back. I have been under primary set of exercises to regain basic movement. I have done an MRI , but the reports are due. But considering a situation ...
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Does HIIT induce weight loss without loss of muscle

I was an ectomorph. After a coupe of years of weightlifting I have gained some muscle as well as body fat. Now I am planning to lose body fat without sacrificing muscle. Is HIIT suitable for my goal?
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Migraine-like headache day after heavy squats

I consistently get what feel like mild migraines the day after I do heavy squats. By "mild migraine," I mean a headache more painful than your non-migraine headache, but less painful than your ...
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Do the calories from high-GI foods eaten in the morning count towards the energy you have in your evening workout?

I guess I have multiple questions stemming from this one question actually. Example scenario: Let's say a bodybuilder needs 2500 calories to be in a caloric surplus. Of his daily calorie intake, 15% ...
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Getting leaner but staying healthy

I am on a 12 weeks transformation program and I passed 6 weeks. Vascularity has started to kick in, weight loss is happening, legs muscles can be felt esp quads and claves. So I guess belly fat is ...
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Substitute powerlifting exercises for healing wrist injury

I am doing a Starting Strength-like powerlifting routine and want to continue to improve my strength in the big lifts in the long run. Two months ago, I had a wrist injury from which I apparently ...
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Exercises to improve speed and running ability

My eight-year old daughter is playing soccer. She's not terrible but she is just slow compared to all the other girls. Any ideas on exercises or drills that can help her run faster? Never been much ...
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Sticking it out for longer

I am running to loose weight, I like using the treadmill, I put it on 2% incline and set the speed to 10.0 mph. Now the thing is, I think this is more of a mental barrier than a physical one, I always ...
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1answer
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What does it mean to 'condition the body'?

I read on this page the phrase, 'Treading water – great all round body conditioner'. What does this mean, to condition the body? I've heard of 'conditioning' before (when reading fitness how-to's), ...
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What are the potential benefits of using inclined push-up bars?

What are the potential benefits of using inclined push-up bars vs the flat push-up bars? What is the correct way of holding and exercising with this kind of bars? Thank you
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work out makes my BP drop [on hold]

I have 12/8 BP normally, but when I am working Its getting to 8/5, is this normal? should I do something to keep my BP to around normal?
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Does energy intake before training influence motor skills and concentration?

I was playing table tennis with an empty stomach today and I wasn't concentrated and my game lacked accuracy. Is there a link?
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How to train pectorals with shoulder injury?

I believe I have pulled some muscle in my shoulder. I do not know what muscle it is, but it feels "small" - the pain is very localized, and I can feel the pain when I massage the muscle. I think the ...
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657 views

In bodybuilding, how do I train my traps and lats without involving my biceps?

Some people like it not to train biceps together with their back, because "when you get to workout the biceps, it is already tired from the back exercises". Sometimes, you have a hurt biceps and need ...
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2answers
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Working out same muscle group two days in a row (or before full recovery)

Note: I know that this is not enough time for muscles to fully recover, please read my entire question I have participated in weightlifting for over 6 years now, and from the start I've constantly ...
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1answer
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Injured bicep, will it now be susceptible to future injury?

One of the strong points about my physique has always been my biceps, but unfortunately last week I injured my right one. Last Friday, I was doing single arm preacher curls with 75lb (34 kg) ...
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1answer
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Running on the spot vs walking

UK health guidelines suggest that adults should aim to take 10,000 "steps" per day, and that less than 5,000 should be considered a sedentary lifestyle. I walk and cycle rather than take the car for ...
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Effects of altitude on athletic performance

It is well known that the performance of athletes who suddenly move to a location at a higher altitude than they are used to will suffer; when sports events such as the Olympics are held in a high ...
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1answer
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Can anyone recommend science-based skeptical literature or media about exercise? [closed]

I'm searching around for answers to various fitness questions as I try to figure out how to incorporate exercise into my life, but I grow frustrated with all the fads, conjectures and ideologies out ...
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Where does energy come from?

When we exercise we burn calories. My question is that, exercising with empty stomach is beneficial or it has no effect? Some people say that you burn more calories with empty stomach. Does calories ...
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How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?

When you gain five pounds in one day people always say "water retention from sodium" and undigested food. To see if this is plausible, I want to get a sense for the scale of the effect. Suppose you ...
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2answers
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Alternating squats and deadlift

Intro: I do a 3-day split, and work out 3-4 times per week, meaning if I work out 4 days one week, I will have repeated the workout I started with. That is, no auxiliary routine for extra days, just ...
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Slimming legs with exercise and diet

I have thick legs since young (I am 29 now) and play soccer once a week. After my soccer workout I feel my legs get very thick for at least 2 days. Why is that happening? I am hoping to make my legs ...

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